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Water Main Being Upgraded

Virginia American Water has started a water main upgrade on Trinity Drive in Alexandria that will enhance water quality, improve service reliability and increase flows for fire protection. The cost of the water system improvements is approximately $675,000.

Beginning this week, Virginia American Water will replace approximately 900 feet of six-inch pipeline along Trinity Drive with new 12-inch water main. Crews will also connect the new main to an existing eight-inch main on Fort Williams Parkway. The new pipe will replace water main that dates back to 1950 and has reached the end of its useful life.

Crews will work weekdays between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The estimated duration of the project is three months. At least one lane of traffic on Trinity Drive and Fort Williams Parkway will remain open while the project is underway.

Agencies Reaffirm City’s Ratings

Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service have reaffirmed the City of Alexandria’s bond ratings of AAA and Aaa, respectively. The city has maintained these top grades from both major bond rating agencies since 1992.